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Maryland Vocational and Technical Schools

Despite its small size, Maryland was home to 5.93 million residents in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Often referred to as "America in Miniature," Maryland boasts tremendous variety within its slight 9,707 square miles -- from sandy beaches on the eastern shore to pine-topped mountains on its western side. With a combined tidal shoreline length of 4,431 miles, it's easy to see why shipping, sea trade and logistics are major industries. Maryland's proximity to Washington, D.C., also makes it a hub for national defense and aerospace. Students enrolled in Maryland vocational schools may find that this state's strong, diverse economy offers numerous career opportunities.

Maryland's workforce in 2013 was 2,514,165, and, according to the Maryland State Archives, it's one of the most well-educated workforce in the nation. It ranks second in the U.S. for its high concentration of professional and technical workers. The technology sector in Maryland is one of the nation's largest. The U.S. Department of Commerce ranked it first in the nation for entrepreneurship and innovation in 2011 and 2012. The following fast-growing job sectors employed some of the highest numbers of employees in Maryland in May 2013:

  • Education, training, and library occupations: 169,260
  • Business and financial operations: 164,940
  • Health care practitioners and technical occupations: 153,240
  • Transportation and material moving occupations: 142,290
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 114,480

Maryland's economy and jobs

Education, scientific research, technology and financial services are rapidly growing sectors of the state's economy, and fortunately these fields tend to be high-paying. The median household income in Maryland for 2008-2012 was $72,999 -- almost $20,000 more than the U.S. average. Here's a sampling of careers that may be prepared for by attending Maryland vocational schools, along with mean annual wage information, according to May 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov):

  • First-line supervisors of helper, laborers, and material movers, hand: $49,890
  • Automotive body repairers and related: $51,560
  • Computer user support specialists: $53,760
  • Radiology technologists: $63,980
  • Respiratory therapy technicians: $64,900

Maryland's diverse and growing economy, combined with its rich history and the lifestyle afforded by a diverse array of geographical settings could make attending trade schools in Maryland very appealing to some students. Explore the many vocational and technical programs available on this site to find out how to turn your interests into a career.

Sources:

Maryland at a Glance, Maryland State Archives, accessed June 26, 2014, http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/economy/html/economy.html

Maryland Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/oes_md.htm

"Maryland," U.S. Census Bureau, State & County QuickFacts, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24000.html

"Some Famous Facts About Maryland," Maryland Kids Page, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD. http://www.mdkidspage.org/FamousFacts.htm

Vocational Schools in Maryland
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Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Automotive Technology, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Technology and Skilled Trades, and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbia: 9325 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21046

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : B.S. in Environmental Science, Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education/Curriculum and Instruction, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, MD

Columbia: 8830 Stanford Boulevard Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21045

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Criminology and Forensic Technology, AS - Graphic Communications and Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 9511 Angola Court , IN 46268

Hanover: 7030 Dorsey Road, Suite 100 Hanover, MD 21076

Owings Mills: 11301 Red Run Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the same curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same degree, quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs : Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (PGC), Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN), and more..

Campus Locations :

Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard Savannah, GA 31406

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : BS in Early Childhood Development, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Study for your degree online with Maryville University.

Programs : Online Master of Science in Nursing- Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Online Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , MO

Welcome to Argosy University Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs : Psychology (BA) (Online), Information Technology (BS) (Online), Business Administration (DBA) (Online), and more..

Campus Locations :

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021

Along with providing a quality career-oriented education online for busy working adults, we aim to teach students about the spiritual aspect of life and impart a system of values for living.

Programs : Master of Science in Human Services, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , TX

Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.

Programs : Teacher of Cosmetology, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Glen Burnie: 6320 Ritchie Highway, Suite F Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Owings Mills: 9616 Reisterstown Road, Suite 105 Owings Mills, MD 21117

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Music Business, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

Campus Locations :

: , AL

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